‘Into The Mouth Of The Lion’ by A.B. Kyazze is a debut mystery thriller that begins in Angola in 2002. A story with many a twist and stunningly told.
In the final days of a civil war, the picture described is a brutal one. Rebel soldiers everywhere along with landmines and the famous corruption that goes hand in hand with civil war. A nurse is killed in an explosion that seems suspicious and at the same time, another humanitarian aid worker disappears. Lena Rodrigues who is a photographer has to fly out to Angola to attempt to find out about her sister. She attempts to piece together the reasons behind her sisters disappearance. Will she have the strength to bear witness to the truth, before she gets entangled in the country’s conflict for minerals and power?
If I didn’t know this was a debut novel I could have never guessed! A B Kyazze has created such a compassionate and yet brutal story. I could feel the tension throughout, with the setting of a war zone. It felt real for me, I felt everything in my journey with Lena. I was worried for Lena and her sister as I turned the pages and sat on the edge of my settee until I had all the answers to the mysteries.
Highly recommended if you enjoy an excellently written mystery thriller set in a country not too many people are willing to tackle.
Thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours, Unbound Digital and A.B. Kyazze for my copy of this dazzling book.